Overview

Office for Northeast Asia (ONEA) and Global Education and Training Institute (GETI)

 

The UNDRR Office for Northeast Asia & Global Education and Training Institute (UNDRR ONEA & GETI) was established in 2010 to develop a new cadre of professionals in disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation to build disaster resilient societies.

ONEA & GETI also hosts the Global Secretariat for the Making Cities Resilient 2030 (MCR2030)

UNDRR Office for Northeast Asia (ONEA) supports five countries: Republic of Korea, China, Japan, Mongolia and DPR Korea specifically to reduce disaster loss and risk and to ensure Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 implementation.

The Global Education and Training Institute (GETI) has a global mandate to provide capacity building support to mainstream disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation into sustainable development; convene and support inter-city learning to strengthen resilience (Making Cities Resilient); and to provide capacity building and best practice sharing support to national training institutions working on resilience issues.

Quarterly updates on ONEA & GETI activities and impact are available in ONEA & GETI Newsletters.
 


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Please visit our Event Calendar for more information about past and upcoming UNDRR ONEA & GETI training and events!

     

     

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    Watch past webinar recordings, get past webinar information and presentations at our Event Calendar

     

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      Contact Us

      UNDRR ONEA & GETI
      4F G-Tower
      175 Art Center dae-ro, Yeonsu-gu
      22004 Incheon, Republic of Korea

      Phone: +82 32 458 6551/6570
      Fax: +82 32 458 6598/6599
      Email: undrr-incheon@un.org

      News

      The song ‘Bring Happiness to the World’ has become a rallying call for the city of Kobe. Here children of Nishinada Elementary School perform it at JICA symposium on 18 Jan together with Mr. Usui who made this song two weeks after the earthquake. (Photo: UNISDR)
      A firm resolve to build a more resilient future in honour of those who lost their lives in the Kobe earthquake 20 years ago was evident amid the sombre services of remembrance over the weekend.
      Georgia HFA Focal Point Olga Shashkina: 'Now disaster risk reduction is adevelopment priority for the Government.' (Photo: UNISDR)
      The Georgian government is committed to pursue an ambitious approach in disaster risk management that says ‘prevention is better than cure’.
      Georgia Mayor Platon Kalmakhelidze (standing, 2nd from left) has put his city at the forefront of urban resilience. (Photo: UNISDR)
      TBLISI, 5 December 2014 – Telavi, one of the most ancient cities of Georgia, has become the country’s first municipality to join the Making Cities Resilient Campaign...
      Armenian Minister of Territorial Administration and Emergency Situations, Mr Armen Yeritsyan, urges use of World Conference for DRR in Sendai, Japan, as a springboard to future resilience. (Photo: UNISDR)
      Global policymakers were today urged to grasp the opportunity of the upcoming Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction #wcdrr as a key moment in collective efforts to build safer and more resilient nations www.wcdrr.org.
      Spitak DeputyMayor Vardan Sahakyan signs up for the Making Cities Resilient Campaign determined to build a safer city after a 'very bad and bitter experience.' (Photo: UNISDR)
      YEREVAN, 1 December 2014 – The Armenian city of Spitak, at the epicentre of the devastating 1988 earthquake, is a reminder of why current efforts to forge an ambitious post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction are so important.
      Disaster Risk Manager Mahmudur Rahman  said that those people who had strong traditional knowledge of living on the coast had built houses that survived Cyclone Sidr, the worst of recent storms. (Photo: UNISDR)
      The Hyogo Framework for Action has been an important guide to disaster risk managers working to build resilience on one of the world’s most exposed and vulnerable coasts.
      From left: UNISDR Chief Margareta Wahlström presenting the Mayor of Sendai, Emiko Okuyama, with a certificate recognizing Sendai as a role model for the Making Cities Resilient Campaign which now numbers over 2,000 cities and towns around the world. (Photo: UNISDR)
      Ito Yoshichika is one of many proud citizens of the City of Sendai who are looking forward to telling their remarkable story of recovery when the city plays host to an expected 8,000 participants at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, in March 2015.
      Mr Kim Kihyun of Incheon City reflects on the completion of a safe Asian Games last month. (Photo: UNISDR)
      Forty city officials from China, Japan and Republic of Korea today joined in a toast “to work towards zero casualties from disasters” as the countdown continues to the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, in Sendai, Japan, next March.
      Armen Yeritsyan, Armenia’s Minister of Emergency Situations, noted how the HFA has paved the way for disaster risk reduction in his country. (Photo: UNISDR)
      Armenia’s Minister of Emergency Situations has praised the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) for inspiring “significant progress” in his country’s efforts to reduce disaster risk.
      Hans Sy: ‘We need to convince business of the opportunity to create value in markets with products that address disaster risk.’ (Photo: UNISDR)
      The head of one of the world’s leading property developers today called on business enterprises to take advantage of new market opportunities in products and services that address disaster risk reduction.

      Training

      Developing Capacity for Sendai Framework Implementation:

      UNDRR ONEA-GETI supports effective and coherent Sendai Framework implementation among governments, city leaders, the private sector, universities, the science community, NGOs and other international organizations.

      Contact us to learn more about our on-demand customized courses: undrr-incheon@un.org

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      Calendar of Trainings & Events

      July 2020

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      United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Office in Incheon for Northeast Asia and Global Education and Training Institute for Disaster Risk Reduction
      United Nations Institute for Training and Research

      September 2020

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      United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Office in Incheon for Northeast Asia and Global Education and Training Institute for Disaster Risk Reduction
      World Health Organization
      United Nations Institute for Training and Research
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      United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Office in Incheon for Northeast Asia and Global Education and Training Institute for Disaster Risk Reduction
      World Health Organization
      United Nations Institute for Training and Research
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      United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Office in Incheon for Northeast Asia and Global Education and Training Institute for Disaster Risk Reduction
      Singapore Cooperation Programme
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      United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Office in Incheon for Northeast Asia and Global Education and Training Institute for Disaster Risk Reduction
      United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation
      Pan American Health Organization
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      United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Office in Incheon for Northeast Asia and Global Education and Training Institute for Disaster Risk Reduction
      Korea International Cooperation Agency
      National Civil Defense and Disaster Management Institute

      October 2020

      United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Office in Incheon for Northeast Asia and Global Education and Training Institute for Disaster Risk Reduction
      United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation
      Pan American Health Organization

      Making Cities Resilient

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      Making Cities Resilient 2030 (MCR2030)

       

      Is your city resilient?

      Join other cities, local governments and partners taking steps on a pathway to resilience – making the city safer, preventing risks and promoting innovation and investments.  

      Making Cities Resilient 2030 (MCR2030) is a unique cross-stakeholder initiative for improving local resilience through advocacy, sharing knowledge and experiences, establishing mutually reinforcing city-to-city learning networks, injecting technical expertise, connecting multiple layers of government and building partnerships. 

      Launched on 28 October 2020, MCR2030 aims to leverage knowledge and expertise of partners to support cities through a clear three-stage resilience roadmap, from enhancing knowledge on risk and resilience, putting in place disaster risk reduction and resilience strategies, and moving toward implementation and taking actions to strengthen resilience.

      Through delivering a clear roadmap to urban resilience and providing access to knowledge management and monitoring and reporting tools, MCR2030 will support cities on their journey to reduce risk and build resilience. MCR2030 aims to ensure cities become inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable by 2030, contributing directly to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 11 (SDG11) and other global frameworks including the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, the Paris Agreement and the New Urban Agenda.

      UNDRR Global Education and Training Institute (GETI) is the global coordinator of MCR2030.

      Visit mcr2030.undrr.org for more information.

       

      Toolkits

      QRE
      Quick Risk Estimation (QRE)

      A tool to identifying and understanding current and future risks / stress / shocks and exposure threats to both human and physical assets.

      The Quick Risk Estimation (QRE) tool has been designed for the purposes of identifying and understanding current and future risks / stress / shocks and exposure threats to both human and physical assets. The QRE Tool is not a full scale risk assessment, rather a multi-stakeholder engagement process to establish a common understanding. Taking into account the actions or corrective measures already undertaken, the QRE will produce a dashboard-style risk assessment advising the risks and hazards to human and physical assets, impacts of identified main risks and associated perils on the specified location and/or particular asset.

      The QRE tool uses the hazards classification outlined by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR). The hazard indicators included in the QRE tool are aligned to the 10 Essentials for Making Cities Resilient Scorecard in the context of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015 - 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals.

      QRE is currently available in English, Mongolian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish

      Click HERE to Download QRE

       

      Disaster Resilience Scorecard for Cities
      Disaster Resilience Scorecard for Cities

      A tool for disaster resilience planning

      United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction with the support of European Commission, IBM, AECOM and other partners and cities participating in the Making Cities Resilient Campaign have updated the Disaster Resilience Scorecard for Cities.

      The Scorecard provides a set of assessments that allow local governments to assess their disaster resilience, structuring around UNDRR’s Ten Essentials for Making Cities Resilient. It also helps to monitor and review progress and challenges in the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction: 2015-2030 and supports the baseline analysis for preparation of the disaster risk reduction and resilience strategies.

      It offers the potential for scoring at two levels:

      • Level 1: Preliminary level, responding to key Sendai Framework targets and indicators, and with some critical sub-questions. This approach is suggested for use in a 1 to 2 day city multi-stakeholder workshop. In total there are 47 questions indicators, each with a 0 – 3 score;
      • Level 2: Detailed assessment. This approach is a multi-stakeholder exercise that may take 1 –4 months and can be a basis for a detailed city resilience action plan. The detailed assessment includes 117 indicator criteria, each with a score of 0 – 5.

      Disaster Resilience Scorecard for Cities is currently available in more than 15 languages

      Click HERE to Download Disaster Resilience Scorecard

       

      Public Health System Resilience Scorecard
      Public Health System Resilience Scorecard

      An Addendum to the Disaster Resilience Scorecard for Cities

      "Disaster Resilience Scorecard for Cities: Public Health System Resilience - Addendum" aims to strengthen and integrate coverage of the many aspects of public health issues and consequences of disasters that are not adequately emphasized in the original Disaster Resilience Scorecard for Cities ("the Scorecard"). While the more obvious health factors such as hospital services capacities and structural and non-structural safety are covered in the Scorecard (under Essential 8), other disaster-related public health issues have not been well addressed. This Addendum, promulgated by UNDRR, with the support of World Health Organization (WHO) and partners, aims to remedy this. The Addendum should be used in conjunction with the UNDRR Scorecard, and WHO’s Health Emergency and Disaster Risk Management (Health EDRM) Framework.

      The Addendum is structured in sections around the same “Ten Essentials for Making Cities Resilient” as the Scorecard. It inevitably overlaps with the coverage of hospitals and food distribution in Essential 8 and can be regarded as an amplification of these.

      • Integration of public health and governance (Essential 1);
      • Integration of public health and disaster scenarios (Essential 2);
      • Integration of public health and finances (Essential 3);
      • Integration of public health and land use/building codes (Essential 4);
      • Management of ecosystem services that affect public health (Essential 5);
      • Integration of public health and institutional capacity (Essential 6);
      • Integration of public health and societal capacity (Essential 7);
      • Integration of public health and infrastructure resilience (Essential 8);
      • Integration of public health and disaster response (Essential 9);
      • Integration of public health and recovery/building back better (Essential 10).

      In total, there are 23 questions/indicators, each with a score of 0-5, where 5 is best practice.

      Public Health System Resilience Scorecard is currently available in more than 12 languages.

      Click HERE to Download Public Health System Resilience Scorecard

      UNDRR ONEA & GETI Newsletters

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      UNDRR ONEA & GETI Newsletter 31: Jul-Sep 2021
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      This issue highlights the UNDRR ONEA & GETI's activities in Q3 focusing on the beginning of the race for MCR2030 sign-up in Asia-Pacific region,  along with continued introduction of support provided by MCR2030 Core Partners. Establishing local resilience and emphasizing importance for school safety rolled out in the Republic of Korea, and capacity building activities took place to train experts for local resilience, UN country team in Egypt and ASEAN countries.
       

       
       
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      UNDRR ONEA & GETI Newsletter 30: Apr-Jun 2021
       
      This issue highlights the UNDRR ONEA & GETI's activities in Q2 with introduction to green bonds for resilience financing. Global and regional MCR2030 roll-outs took places and webinar series with core partners kicked off. Joint collaboration with Incheon City, CCS, CDRI, SCP, ASEAN, UN DCO, SUNY Korea, UNPOG, UNOSSC, WHO and more contributed for capacity development in national and local levels covering variety of subjects including COVID-19, DRR technology, tools for local resilience, school safety and Sendai Framework Monitoring.  
       

       
       
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      UNDRR ONEA & GETI Newsletter 29: Jan-Mar 2021
       
      This issue highlights the UNDRR ONEA & GETI's activities in Q1 as well as introduction of the new MCR2030 and its Online Dashboard. Training of trainers for UN staff was organized for risk-informed UNSDCF, Webinar series in partnership with WHO is held for safe hospitals, Climate financing for green cities, partnership with CCS in Korea for safe schools, and building resilience for Asian region including ASEAN countries.
       

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      UNDRR ONEA & GETI Newsletter 28: Oct-Dec 2020
       
      This issue highlights the activities in Q4 and celebrates achievements throughout 2020 including celebration of 10th year anniversary of ONEA & GETI and the launch of MCR2030. Online trainings for local resilience and support for the implementation of Sendai Framework was held to reach out for capacity development, targeted trainings were also held with regional partners. Training package orientations on integrating DRR and CCA in UN Cooperation Frameworks was held, and Korean cities and schools moved their steps forward for building resilience.
       

       
       
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      UNDRR ONEA & GETI Newsletter 27: Jul-Sep 2020
       
      This issue highlights the activities in Q3 for continued effort for building resilience for local DRR planning and implementation, providing support for Sendai Monitoring in the Northeast Asia region, new tools and approaches for School safety in the Republic of Korea, focused training on exploring risk governance using frontier technology, training to raise awareness for local governments to be better respond and be prepared for future including Covid-19 and more.
       

       
       
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      UNDRR ONEA & GETI Newsletter 26: Apr-Jun 2020
       
      This issue highlights the online activities held in Q2 of 2020 as the world faced Covid-19 situation. Through online webinars and trainings, UNDRR ONEA & GETI continued to pursue our mandate for capacity development in disaster risk reduction and building resilience for local government by introduction and training on the Public Health System Resilience Addendum of the Disaster Resilience Scorecard for Cities; launching of Lessons from the Covid-19 pandemic webinar series with WHO and partners; covering aspects related to technology for responding to Covid-19; and continued effort for strengthening school safety in the Republic of Korea
       

       
       
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      UNDRR ONEA & GETI Newsletter 25: Jan-Mar 2020
       
      This issue highlights the Incheon city becoming the first role model city in the Republic of Korea; meaningful outcomes for MCR2030; UN Country Team (UNCT) in Panama stepping forward on DRR; focus on urban resilience in India, China, Central America and the Carribean; Korean schools moving forward for nation-wide expansion of school safety training
       

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      유엔 재난위험경감사무국 동북아시아 사무소 및 국제교육훈련연수원 (UNDRR ONEA & GETI)
       

      유엔 재난위험경감사무국 동북아시아 사무소 및 국제교육훈련연수원(United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction Office for Northeast Asia & Global Education and Training Institute, UNDRR ONEA & GETI)는 기후변화와 재난에 강한 사회로 거듭나는 것을 목표로, 전 세계를 대상으로 재해위험경감, 기후변화적응, 그리고 지속가능개발 분야의 방재 전문가단을 육성하기 위하여 2010년 설립되었습니다.

      UNDRR ONEA & GETI는 도시방재를 촉진시키기 위한 기후변화와 재난에 강한 도시 만들기 2030 (Making Cities Resilient, MCR2030)의 사무국으로써 글로벌 허브의 역할 또한 수행합니다. 

      UNDRR 동북아사무소 (Office for Northeast Asia, ONEA)는 재난 손실 및 위험을 줄이고 센다이 재난위험경감 강령 2015-2030의 이행을 보장하기 위해 대한민국, 중국, 일본, 몽골 및 조선 민주주의 인민 공화국 총 5 개 국가를 지원합니다.

      UNDRR 국제교육훈련연수원 (Global Education and Training Institute, GETI)2015-2030 센다이재해위험경감강령 실천 지원과 재해위험경감, 기후변화적응, 그리고 지속가능한 개발을 위한 방재 역량 개발을 제공하고; 도시 복원력 증진을 위한 도시간 학습을 진행 및 지원하고 (기후변화와 재난에 강한 도시 만들기); 복원력 문제를 다루는 국가 교육 기관의 역량 개발을 지원하는 등 다양한 교육 훈련 사업을 전세계적으로 수행합니다.